Interpretive Policy Analysis 2012
The International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis has travelled through Europe. After visiting Birmingham, Amsterdam, Essex, Kassel, Grenoble and Cardiff, interpretivists of various kinds will gather in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Understanding the Drama of Democracy
The theme of the 7th conference on interpretative policy analysis is Understanding the Drama of Democracy. In the age of mediatisation, network governance, and multi level governance, all public agents, including government officials and academic experts, must now be credible, in addition to being legally legitimated and effective. In such an environment, policy work and its evaluation are not only established through formal positions and legal responsibilities, but are also negotiated through the policy practices of civil organizations, experts, journalists and the general public. The performative dimension of democracy is increasingly important.
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